Tana Weingartner

Reporter

Tana Weingartner earned a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Cincinnati and a master's degree in mass communication from Miami University. Most recently, she served as news and public affairs producer with WMUB-FM. Ms. Weingartner has earned numerous awards for her reporting, including several Best Reporter awards from the Associated Press and the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists. She served on the Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters Board of Directors from 2007 - 2009.

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Dayton Fire Department
2:01 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Dayton names new Fire Chief

Dayton's new Fire Chief, Jeff Payne.
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Dayton has a new fire chief. Jeff Payne is assuming the position full-time.

He has been interim Fire Chief since July 1, 2013.

Payne is a 25-year veteran of the Dayton Fire Department. He'll oversee more than 350 firefighters, paramedics, EMTs and support staff and a budget of about $36 million.

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CVG
4:25 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Three CVG board members resign

Credit Michael Keating / WVXU

Three members of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) board have resigned.

Jim Huff, chairman of the Kenton County Airport Board, Larry Savage, vice chairman of the board, and airport board member Mark Arnzen submitted letters of resignation Friday to Kenton County Judge-Executive Steve Arlinghaus, effective immediately.

Bill Robinson, Kathy Collins and Chad Summe will replace each of them respectively.

In a statement, Arlinghaus says:

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Cincinnati Police Department
3:02 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Cincy Police want to hear from you

Postcards like this (only blue) are being sent to people asking them to rate their experience with Cincinnati Police.
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How would you rate your interaction with the Cincinnati Police?

The department is sending out surveys asking people to rate officers following encounters ranging from traffic accidents to non-violent crimes.

The surveys are part of the National Police Research Platform's Police Community Interaction Survey on improving policing by the University of Illinois at Chicago's Center for Research in Law and Justice.

Lt. Debbie Bauer says Cincinnati is one of just 100 law enforcement agencies asked to participate.

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State of Hamilton County
3:34 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

State of Hamilton County: Moving in right direction

Credit Sarah Ramsey / WVXU

Hamilton County is moving in the right direction and continuing to be strong despite facing challenging times. That's how Commission President Chris Monzel led off his 2014 State of the County address Thursday.

The speech focused on the three main priorities from last year's address: county infrastructure, finances and economic development.

Monzel pointed out the county is looking at how to best utilize its building stock and also take advantage of its newest acquisition - the former Mercy Mount Airy hospital site.

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Light rail
4:26 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Transporation summit takes on light rail

Local, regional and federal transportation leaders are meeting Thursday to talk about the future of light rail in the Tri-state.

Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune says the goal is to look at the region's opportunities and build momentum, "to present a vision of a regional rail plan as a part of a multi-modal transportation system and begin to generate some momentum and excitement about accomplishing that."

Portune says the all-day summit will be recorded and available online afterward. He expects a community survey on local transportation needs is also forthcoming.

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